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Research Finds Chimps Like Listening To Music With A Different Beat
2014-06-27 03:46:27

American Psychological Association Nonhuman primates preferred African, Indian tunes over strong beats typical of Western music While preferring silence to music from the West, chimpanzees apparently like to listen to the different rhythms of music from Africa and India, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association. "Our objective was not to find a preference for different cultures' music. We used cultural music from Africa, India and Japan to...

Celebrating Charles Darwin's Evolutionary Legacy Through Darwin Day
2014-02-12 10:03:43

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For most people, February 12 is just another day; it comes 10 days after Groundhog Day and two days before St. Valentine’s Day. But this day does have special meaning for some. On a scientific note, Feb 12 marks the day a meteor left a large impact crater in Sikhote-Alin, Soviet Union (1947). It is also the day NASA’s NEAR Shoemaker landed on 433 Eros (2001), becoming the first spacecraft to successfully land on an asteroid....

Beetle Discovered 180 Years Ago By Darwin Is Published On His Birthday
2014-02-12 08:36:48

Pensoft Publishers In 1832 Charles Darwin disembarked from HMS Beagle in Bahia Blanca, Argentina where he traveled by land to Buenos Aires. In Bahia Blanca, Darwin collected several fossils of large mammals along with many other living organisms, including several insects. More than 180 years later on Darwin's birthday, February 12, scientists name after him a long lost but new to science beetle genus and species from this collection. The beetle was discovered and described by Dr....

2013-08-13 23:26:48

Famed scientist Jane Goodall, best known for her 54-year study of chimpanzees, has lent her support to Dr. Lynn Rogers, the founder of the Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center in northern Minnesota. Ely, MN (PRWEB) August 13, 2013 Renowned primatologist Jane Goodall has written Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton saying it would be a “scientific tragedy" if the nearly fifty year Wildlife Research Institute study on black bears is shut down by the state Department...

Darwin’s Private Letters Reveal A Deeply Sensitive Side
2013-03-27 09:56:41

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Charles Darwin is known primarily for his revolutionary theories on evolution and natural selection, but a series of soon-to-be-published letters show a personal, caring and emotional side of the iconic and controversial English naturalist. Some of the more intimate letters being released by Cambridge University´s Darwin Correspondence Project are a series of correspondences with his good friend and botanist Sir Joseph Hooker...

Conditional Training Makes Honeybees Stick Out Their Tongues
2012-12-13 11:44:08

[Watch Video: Tactile Conditioning And Movement Analysis Of Honey Bees] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the early 1900s, Ivan Pavlov discovered the conditioned response, using a ringing bell and food to trigger salivation in dogs. Pavlov would ring a bell (among other stimuli) and then deliver food to the dog. The food caused the dog to salivate. After a time, Pavlov noticed that when he rang the bell, the dog started to salivate even before the food was...


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Ethology
2013-09-30 13:43:45

Ethology, a sub-topic of zoology, is the study of animal behavior that focuses on behavior in natural settings, as opposed to behaviourism, which focuses on the behavior of animals in laboratory settings. The term “ethology” is based off the Greek word ethos, which means character. It was first made popular in 1902 by William Morton Wheeler, an American myrmecologist, but the term was actually suggested by John Stuart Mill in 1843 for use in associationistic psychology. Ethology can also...

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Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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